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Thursday, 8 March 2012

Top 10 Best Laptop Reviews 2012 in India

Top 10 Best Laptop Reviews 2012 in India 

 

This Blog will provide information about Latest Laptop reviews 2012 in India & laptop prices. I have collected & compared Samsung laptops, Dell Laptops, HP Laptops, Lenovo Laptops, ThinkPad's, Acer Laptops, Toshiba Laptops etc. for your immediate decision.

This is my first Laptop Review. I was waiting to do this after collecting my facts. And I am ready now!

I know you are looking for a great laptop with all the features and the lowest price. Everyone wants such a laptop. And I am happy to tell you that such a laptop is available in the market.

I did an intense research in the market - studied specifications of hundreds of laptops, their reviews from consumers, build quality, battery backup, after sales service. I will also provide a list of parameters which will decide our today's winner.

Most of the people, students, small businessman, corporate employees are looking for a laptop under price range of 25 to 30K ($500 – $600). At the most they are willing to shell out another 2 to 3K ($40 – $60). But after my analysis, you will have a much detailed idea of what to look for & how much additional money to be burned.

Following are my parameters for any laptop to get selected for this RACE :

Best Laptop Reviews 2012
  • Intel 2nd Generation Core i5 Processor - 3 MB Cache (Core i3/i5/i7 series is a super hype, I am still using a Dual Core processor & it works like a charm, still I know people want to go for latest technology, so we will go with 2nd Gen Core i5 - Remember 2nd Gen Core i5 is different from just Core i5, and 2nd Gen makes a big effect on processing power.  Even we could go with 2nd Gen core i3, but today, laptop with 2nd Gen core i3 will almost cost the same as 2nd Gen core i5. Core i7/2nd Gen Core i7 is a hype & is very costly & won't make a difference to us. We will ignore 2nd Gen Core i7)
  • 4 GB DDR3 RAM (Must as it supports the latest processor & graphics card & makes it a beast)
  • 500 GB Minimum (Actually, in today's era we need a minimum of 1 TB, lots of videos, movies, games, songs, our backup files. Also, if you go for a WD portable hard disk of 500 GB, it will cost around 4.5K (best & lowest price). Click here to know more. For 1 TB, it will cost around 6.9K (best & lowest price). Click here to know more)
  • 15.6 Inch LED HD Display (Yeah, we love big screens, specially HD & LED, latest huh!!! I prefer to go with High Def 15.6 inch screen as watching movies, pics, videos on YouTube, games becomes a real TREAT)
  • 1 GB DDR3 Graphics Card (Actually, I wanted to go with 2 GB graphics card, but 1 GB is more than enough & can suffice 110% of all your requirements. Also, 2 GB gets costlier, will make your laptop burn. In most of the laptops, you will find Intel HD 3000 graphics card which comes by default, but then, when we are buying a prized possession, then don't cut out on graphics as it will keep your laptop technologically updated in near future)
  • Price Range of 28 to 35K (USD 560-700) (Yeah, this is the critical part, we want everything, but our budget is limited against our wishes. My personal opinion is that you don't need to spend anything more than 35 to 36K on a laptop. Also, don't try to settle down for a 30 to 31K laptop as saving few grands on graphics card, build quality etc. would make your gadget obsolete in some time. Also, we are planning to use it atleast for next 3 to 4 years)
  • Operating System (Let me tell you, OS doesn't bother me much, because they charge around 3 to 4K extra for Windows 7, which is unreasonable. Also, I would be happy with DOS/Linux/Ubuntu since we can get it installed separately in just Rs. 300-500. I don't recommend anything, it depends on an individual)
  • Build Quality + Keyboard (Your laptop should also look at its best. Also, going for Toshiba Satellite C640/ Acer for their low prices will compromise on build quality. Also we wish to get MacBook style keyboard (technically it is called as Island Chiclet keyboard. See Image below - This is my choice
Island Chiclet keyboard
Island Chiclet Keyboard Style
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Following are the list of laptops which qualified to a certain extent based on above parameters:

     1. 14.0 inch HD LED Display

      2. 15.6 inch HD LED Display
The above laptops have been closely scrutinized & selected & categorized by display screens (Sorted: Price Low to High)

Conclusion: 
  • If you are looking for a 14.0 inch display screen, my recommendation is HP Notebook G4-1200TX, reasonably priced at $674 or Rs. 33,696. Also, don't bug yourself on processor being 2nd Gen Core i3. There is not much difference between 2nd Gen Core i3/i5. Note that all the parameters except keyboard style gets satisfied. You are getting original backpack, Windows 7 Home Basic & Dedicated Graphics card. Whereas Dell Inspiron 14 provides 2nd Gen Core i5 but is unreasonably costly & doesn't provide Windows 7 (Big Demerit)
HP Notebook G4-1200TX
 
  • If you are looking for a 15.6 inch display screen, my recommendation is undoubtedly  Samsung NP300-E5Z-S07IN, priced at $710 or Rs. 35,486. The only demerit is DOS but merits overshadow it such as 750 GB HDD, 1 GB NVIDIA Graphics, Island Chiclet Keyboard Style (Excellent Keyboard Style just like MacBook Pro). Whereas ASUS is also loaded with good config, but I prefer to go with Samsung as it is popular with consumers & have a great battery backup. Other laptops are costlier by around 5K due to Windows 7 Home Premium, thus they have been ignored.
Samsung NP300-E5Z-S07IN Samsung NP300-E5Z-S07IN
Samsung NP300-E5Z-S07IN
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Compare The New iPad 3 with iPad 2

Compare iPad Models + Price - The New iPad (aka iPad 3) vs. iPad 2



Retina Display
The centerpiece of Apple’s announcement today is, of course, the new iPad, and the biggest news about it is its new super-sharp screen. Current iPads have a display resolution of 1024x768. The resolution of the new iPad is 2048x1536—double the resolution, bringing the new iPad in line with the iPhone 4’s retina display. “Put another way, you all have an HDTV at home, 1080p—an iPad has more pixels. That’s incredible,” says Apple’s Phil Schiller.

A Sharp New Camera

The new iPad has a slightly better camera than the iPhone 4. It has a five megapixel sensor and captures 1080p video.

4G LTE

The new iPad will have 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T or Verizon networks—but not both on the same device. It’s Apple’s first LTE-capable device, and Schiller says it “has the most wireless bands that has ever shipped.” It’ll also have 3G that works around the world.

A5X Chip

The new iPad is faster—it has to be to in order to manage the new screen. According to Apple it’s twice as fast as the old Tegra 3 chip and has four times the graphics performance.

Siri’s Back…Almost



The new tablet sort of has Siri, albeit only in the form of voice dictation, not the full voice assistant.

Apple TV

The other big announcement today was an update to Apple TV. It will now support 1080p, and all iTunes movies are jumping to 1080p too. Apple’s Eddie Cue says that TV shows will pop up in 1080p on iTunes the day after they’re released. The new Apple TV looks different, too. The new user interface looks like iOS, with thumbnail buttons for movies, shows, podcasts, and other programs appearing on the screen.

But How Much Does It Cost?

The really important numbers: Both the new iPad and revamped Apple TV will be available on March 16th, though preorders start today. The iPad will sell for $499, $599 and $699 for 16, 32, and 64GB. 4G LTE costs a bit more: $629, $729, and $829 for the respective models. The new Apple TV will be available March 16th as well, for $99.




The new iPad
iPad 2
Chip


Display
High-resolution Retina display
·         2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
·         Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
·         Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
·         1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
·         Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
·         Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
Camera
·         iSight camera: 5-megapixel with autofocus; tap to focus; face detection in still images; video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; video stabilization
·         FaceTime camera with VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second
·         Photo and video geotagging
·         Back camera: Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; still camera with 5x digital zoom
·         Front camera: Video recording, VGA up to 30 frames per second with audio; VGA-quality still camera
·         Tap to control exposure for video or stills
·         Photo and video geotagging over Wi-Fi
Weight and Dimensions1
Wi-Fi
·         Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
·         Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
·         Depth: 0.37 inch (9.4 mm)
·         Weight: 1.44 pounds (652 g)
Wi-Fi + 4G
·         Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
·         Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
·         Depth: 0.37 inch (9.4 mm)
·         Weight: 1.46 pounds (662 g)
Wi-Fi
·         Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
·         Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
·         Depth: 0.34 inch (8.8 mm)
·         Weight: 1.33 pounds (601 g)
Wi-Fi + 3G for AT&T
·         Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
·         Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
·         Depth: 0.34 inch (8.8 mm)
·         Weight: 1.35 pounds (613 g)
Wi-Fi + 3G for Verizon
·         Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
·         Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
·         Depth: 0.34 inch (8.8 mm)
·         Weight: 1.34 pounds (607 g)
Color

Black
White

Black
White
Wireless
Wi-Fi
·         Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
·         Bluetooth 4.0 technology
Carriers
Wi-Fi + 4G for AT&T
·         LTE (700, 2100 MHz)2; UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
·         Data only3
Wi-Fi + 4G for Verizon
·         LTE (700 MHz)2; CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz); UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
·         Data only3
Wi-Fi
·         Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
·         Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
Carriers
Wi-Fi + 3G for AT&T
·         UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
·         Data only4
Wi-Fi + 3G for Verizon
·         CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
·         Data only4
Battery Life5
·         Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
·         Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network
·         Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system
·         Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
·         Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network
·         Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system
Price
Wi-Fi
·         $499 16GB
·         $599 32GB
·         $699 64GB
Wi-Fi + 4G
·         $629 16GB
·         $729 32GB
·         $829 64GB
Wi-Fi
·         $399 16GB
Wi-Fi + 3G
·         $529 16GB